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SAT Prep Tutors SAT Prep Private Tutoring 

Cost:

Very High

Effectiveness:

Medium

Value:

Low

The Basics: One-on-one tutoring is, by many measures, the most effective way to get better at anything, not just the SAT.  But there’s a small issue: one-on-one tutoring is very expensive, and, unfortunately, it can be incredibly inconsistent. There are millions of people who know all the math, grammar, and vocab necessary for a great SAT score – the problem is very few can actually teach these facts and strategies effectively.

Note: Private Tutoring is not the most effective form of SAT Prep. We recommend the use of Hybrid SAT Prep Programs.

Pros:
    • Private Tutoring can be the most effective means of learning the SAT if a fantastic tutor with a verified track-record of success is found.
Cons:
    • The vast majority of private tutors have either bad or non-existent track records. This includes both tutors contracted by  companies and those working independently. Finding a tutor who can actually teach the skills they have is very difficult resulting in a high-risk when contracting a private tutor. Private tutoring is the most expensive option for SAT prep.
Verdict:

Generally we do not suggest using Private Tutors for SAT prep. Private Tutoring is only recommended  when the tutor has a verified track record of success. Otherwise, tutor quality is dangerously inconsistent and overpriced. 

Top SAT 1-on-1 Tutor Services:

 Tutor ProviderRatingOfficial Website
SAT Prep ClassKaplan68.1 /100
SAT Prep ClassPrinceton Review
65.7 /100
SAT Prep ClassStudyPoint
60.9 /100
SAT Prep ClassElite Prep
57.4 /100
SAT Prep ClassVarsity Tutors
56.1 /100
SAT Prep ClassAdvantage Prep55.4 /100
SAT Prep ClassRevolution Prep
54.3 /100

 

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